EG-Archives provides a widget (and a template tag) to display archives in yearly mode, AND monthly, according a specified pivot date.
The standard Archives widget doesn't accept a lot of parameters. You can just specify
With the EG-Archives widget, you can choose
A specific type is added: the "mixed Yearly/monthly" type. With this type, you can display list of archives in yearly mode before a specified year, and in monthly mode after this specified date. This type allows to shorten list, and is very useful if you don't publish too many posts per year. Example:
The plugin comes up with 4 translations. Thanks to the following people for their contributions: